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Last updated: 19 November 2019
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Date:Monday 8 December 1941
Type:de Havilland DH.86B Express
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A31-8
C/n / msn: 2359
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Western desert (   Egypt)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down and crashed. A fire erupted but the three crew members of the ambulance aircraft survived.

Sources:
» De Havilland full production list
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» Australian War Memorial


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accident date: 08-12-1941
type: de Havilland DH.86B Express
registration: A31-8
photo of de-Havilland-DH-86B-Express-A31-8
accident date: 08-12-1941
type: de Havilland DH.86B Express
registration: A31-8
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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